Young@Heart Synopsis
A group of senior citizens performs contemporary rock and pop songs.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
They also make joyful music, communicated, both by the singers and their playful, sensitive documentarian, with an authority that quite...
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Chicago Tribune

An exuberant, affectionate documentary.
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
British director Stephen Walker approached this project with wide-eyed good humor.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Vibrant and vivacious documentary.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A heartening and poignant affirmation of the transformative power of music.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Sloppily made at times and it comes close to wearing out its welcome, but you can't blame Walker for not wanting to let his subjects go....
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
One of the most delightful movies to come along this year.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
A liberating experience.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
What makes Young@Heart such an ingratiating experience goes far deeper than the novelty of seeing old people singing hard rock tunes.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It's truly inspiring to watch Fred Knittle, 81 and tethered to an oxygen tank, perform a riveting solo of Coldplay's "Fix You" after his...
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By hectavex
Young@Heart is about a group of elderly people who travel to different countries and sing rock songs in concert, which delivers a strong message about those who were here before us. It is a wonderful...

Wonderful and heartfelt documentary

So nice to go and see real people enjoying their senior years no matter what the obstacles are that they may be facing. They all felt better when they got together as a group as they had a common...

Most moving show I have seen in ... years!

By CarolJWright
Took my 87 year old mother to see Young@Heart. She loves music and to sing along, so knew she'd enjoy this film. The audience was mostly over age 60, with many bringing walkers, oxygen bottles, etc. I...

Young@Heart Best Do***entary in Awhile!

By Phopro
I loved this movie! I couldn't believe that there were only 4 people in the movie theater when we went to watch it. The rest of the world is simply missing out. This is not simply a movie about age...


By moviechick
Beautiful movie. I'm so in awe of these fantastic people and the life they live. I laughed, I jigged and I cried - all the emotions voked.....It's a must see by me!!!...

Hilarious, touching and great for all ags

By rnrasmus
What a rare thing to be able to say about a current release!...

Good thing the "Heart is Young" cause the rest is really old

By Drpowell
Wow! I never realized what really old people looked like. But the documentary about this wonderful group of singers was humorous, entertaining and "real". As the Maestro guided this group to get...

Young @ Heart is Fantastic

By iheartmoviess
Young @ Heart is one of the most inspiring movies I have seen in a long time. The film evokes a plethora of emotions from excitement to fear to hope to sadness. The movie follows the group of seniors...

Owe!....I Feel Good !!!

By KenFriedman
One, no not one...the best documentary I've seen all year. Very Inspirational...Will purchase this movie when available...

What a movie

By Wildjean
This is a fantastic movie. It ought to be required to become a middle ager even. It would even go over with teens I do believe. It certainly lifted me up and I have been telling EVERYBODY to go see...

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Rated PG | For some mild language and thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Docu finds fountain of youth through hard rock.
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